Habitat Gardening Workshop

Habitat Gardening Workshop
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Last Day To Register
5/4/2018 3:00 PM
4007 Bishop Hill Road
Marcellus, NY 13108, US
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Habitat Gardening Workshop
at Baltimore Woods

Saturday, May 5th, 8:30am - 12:30pm

HGCNY and Baltimore Woods Nature Center are co-sponsoring this Habitat Gardening program. The seminar will include two presentations by Kim Eierman, the founder of EcoBeneficial and an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

Based in New York, Kim teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, Rutgers Home Gardeners School, and several other institutions.

Registration begins at 8:30 am
Wild Ones/HGCNY members (i.e. dues-paying): $25;
Baltimore Woods Nature Center members: $25;
Non-members: $35
Space is limited!

Session1: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard (9:00 am)Bumblebee nectaring on swamp milkweed

Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. Your yard is more than a combination of trees, shrubs and perennials — it’s a complex system where all living things are connected.

Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity, attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects. Learn how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful, healthy ecosystem, filled with life.


Bumblebee nectaring on swamp milkweed
©Janet Allen

Break/Refreshments [10:15-11:00]

Session 2: Dealing With Climate Change in Your Landscape (11:00 am)

Overwintering robin eating winterberries
Overwintering robin eating winterberries ©Janet Allen

Have you noticed more robins overwintering in CNY than 20 or 30 years ago? In addition to small changes such as this, we’re also experiencing more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events and increasing temperatures.

What can we do? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of these changes in our climate, improve the environment around us, and even help the robins overwinter.


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$35.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Registration for this program is non-refundable. Programs may be cancelled by Baltimore Woods Nature Center due to weather or low enrollment. Pre-registrants will be notified by email or phone in the event of a cancellation and any pre-payments will be refunded.

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